Sep 29, 2008

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time





This foolproof method for boiling eggs will give you perfect hard boiled eggs every time.

I like to keep hard boiled eggs in my refrigerator at all times. They are a great simple breakfast on the go, but are also great to use for sandwiches and salads.




How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time
Servings: 4 servings • Size: 1 egg • Old Points: 2 points • Points+: 2 points

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs with no cracks
  • enough water to cover eggs

Directions:

Place eggs in a medium pan, and cover with about an inch of cold water. Turn heat on medium and bring the water to a boil. When the water boils, shut the flame off and cover for 20 minutes. Run under cold water to let the eggs cool.

30 comments :

  1. These hard boiled eggs do look perfectly cooked and looks delicious for breakfast!

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  2. Mmm those look good, great idea for a low point snack especially for breakfast.

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  3. I just had some today!! lol
    Boiled eggs are one of my sneaky little secrets. I eat a couple of those, drink water, and then maybe much on some almonds a bit later, and HUNGER BE GONE!
    Love it, because they're good, and they're filling!

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  4. I have been going to the gym on my lunch hour. Maybe I should boil up some eggs to eat after I am done. Right now, I am hungry and exhausted.

    Dusty

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  5. Eggs are my secret too. I usually eat one egg with a piece of fruit for a very low weight watcher breakfast. It's low in carbs too for those watching their carbs.

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  6. Your blog makes my taste buds go crazy!!

    Is there a way to add you to my entrecard favs?

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  7. Oh, I never boiled them this way.
    I boil them 8 mins and then they are hard boiled.
    But I guess I save energy if I do it your way, and I won't risk breaking the egg!

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    1. I'd highly recommend it. I've been using that method for many years and they are perfect every time!!

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  8. I finally succeeded in making one tonight after failing miserably the previous two times! Yay progress..and it hit the spot

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  9. So... if I hard boil an egg and don't eat the cooked yolk, it'll be 0 points?

    Sarah

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  10. Yes, I believe 3 egg whites is one point.

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  11. I've always hard boiled eggs this way, although I call them done at 15 minutes. The nice thing about doing them this way is your yolks are never that green-grey colour! Also, another tip for you, don't use your freshest eggs for boiling. Use up your older ones instead, the shell peel off much easier and cleaner when the eggs are about a week old. My parents ran an egg farm when I was a kid, so I know lots of odd egg facts!

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  12. These really did turn out perfect and very tender! I had always done it according to the Better Homes and Gardens Red and White Cookbook where you are cooking them the whole time. I like this way a lot better.

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  13. How long can hard boiled eggs keep in the refridgerator?

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    1. I am wondering this too! Anyone know?

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    2. This website says one week:

      http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news/NR_040706_01/index.asp

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  14. When you shut off the heat and cover the eggs for 20 minutes, do you keep the pan on the heat or set it aside so it's on a cool surface??

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    1. Every website I have seen says you remove it from the heat and put it on a cool surface.

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  15. Another tip--if you take cold eggs out of the fridge, soak them in a bowl of warm water while you wait for the water to boil. This way their shells won't crack when you drop them in the boiling water to hard-boil them.

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  16. I read that if you let the refrigerated eggs sit in the pan filled with water for about 1/2 hour before boiling, that they are less likely to crack when you do boil them.

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  17. Turn your eggs over in the carton the night before you're going to cook them. This will center the yolk if want to make deviled eggs with them. Best tip ever. ;)

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  18. This method is very similar to one I use. Start eggs in pot of cold water, bring to a boil on med- high heat, as soon as it starts to boil pull from the heat, cover 10 min. Perfect every time. Tender and no gray/green. Using the older eggs (not expired, of course) definitely helps with the peeling, fresh eggs are hard to peel.

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  19. I saw a tip on Pinterest and it works!! if you put 1/2 tsp of baking soda in the water when it boils, the shells come off easy and clean!

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  20. Oh yea....and to comment on the recipe...I LOVED it! It was so good I'm planning on this being my "out the door in the morning" meal.

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  21. I steam my eggs. Set the timer for 20 min, take them off the heat after 10 min and then after the 20 min get a bowl with ice water, put them in it and take the shell off. comes off easily, I usually crack it all around and I'm cleaning them under running cool water. Before that I was always frustrated with getting the shell off. I eat an egg every day. I usually make 6 at a time. Eat one a day. I read on a health site that its good for your heart. I just started WW and I'm so happy with this site.

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    1. I do similar. I use Jumbo size organic eggs. I place bamboo steamer into large skillet first, then add water, then turn on heat to begin boiling the water. I place the eggs with tongs into the steamer, usually 6 maximum.They steam in bamboo steamer 18 minutes, timer used. My ice water bath bowl is ready before I begin steaming. I use tongs to immediately remove eggs from steamer and place into ice water bath. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes. Then roll the eggs one at a time on flat surface to crack the egg's shell. Then under cool running water, I remove eggshell. I rinse the egg under cool water then place each egg into a bowl. Into refrigerator.

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  22. I love your site_ I'm a lifetime member with W.W. and always looking for new ideas. Thank you

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  23. If you do more than 4 eggs, does the time increase? Like if I wanted to do six or a dozen eggs at once, would I need to let them sit longer than 20 minutes?

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    1. Doesn't matter how many eggs you cook just use a pot accordingly and make sure you cover them with enough COLD water and use the same method .

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